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posted by Karen Sullivan on November 6, 2011 4:32 PM MST
I would recommend that you give your 9 year old the choice to make himself. That allows him to love what he is doing even more because he owns the choice. I would generally agree that skis are easier at first, but kids who have been skateboarding or surfing and are generally athletic seem to pick it up pretty quickly. Add to that the equipment is much less frustrating for a beginner. Walking up to the lodge in snowboard boots is much, much easier as is sitting down for a bit of a rest when the inevitable exhaustion sets in. The snowboarding instructors at PC are absolutely awesome and even with a single day of instruction they could have your son enjoying the snowboard experience.